Wawa Hearing Expiration Date Problem (Solved)
UPDATE (July 15, 2022): Provco/#Wawa have just extended the deadline to Sep 30, 2022 for #NewtownPA BOS to take action on its preliminary/final land development plan. See the letter from Provco Atty John VanLuvanee. Yay! I can no enjoy my vacation uninterrupted!
At the July 13, 2022, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Supervisor John Mack voiced his concern regarding the TENTATIVE August 10, 2022, date for the BOS to vote on the Provco/Wawa plan to build a combination gas station and convenience store on the Newtown Bypass. Mack's concern was that that date would be at the height of vacation season and not only will he be away on that date but so would many citizens may be interested in attending.
Mr. Mack suggested that the township get Provco/Wawa to agree to extend the expiration date to the end of September so that the hearing can take place after Labor Day when ALL the supervisors and more residents are likely to attend.
Dave Sander, the Newtown Solicitor, noted that he has made several attempts to communicate this request with Atty VanLuvanee who represents Provco/Wawa but to data has gotten no response. He advised the BOS he will try again.
This video clip includes comments from residents of Newtown Township (Bradley Cooper) and Newtown Borough (Jack Mckernan) who agree that the expiration date should be extended. It was also noted that this is a strategy used by Wawa in other townships to avoid bad publicity and/or manipulate the outcome.
For more background, please refer to the "Wawa Versus Newtown Timeline."